Paytm Mall bets big on IITs for hiring

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The mobile commerce platform plans to hire 150 engineers and management graduates from top Indian institutes, to strengthen its technology and business teams.

Paytm Ecommerce’s Paytm Mall plans to strengthen its technology and business teams in the immediate future. The mobile commerce platform intends to hire around 150 engineers and management graduates from India’s premier technology and management institutions, including Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institutes of Management (IIM), BITS Pilani, National Institutes of Technology, XLRI Jamshedpur, Indian School of Business-Hyderabad, and Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi among others.

This decision to acquire professionals from the top institutes is in line with the long-term strategy of the Company to maintain its growth momentum and drive greater sales.

Talking about the development, Amit Sinha, chief operating officer – Paytm Mall, says, “We are looking to build a robust team to support our expansion. By hiring top talent from India’s leading educational institutions, we will take our disruptive offline-to-online model to more brands and retailers across the country and make them ready for the digital-first paradigm.”

According to the Company, Paytm Mall aims to become technology partner of brands and offline retailers; to help them enhance their retail potential by leveraging the power of the mobile and generating additional sales. For this, the Company is partnering with local shopkeepers and brands to take on big online retailers.

For the record, Paytm Mall, owned by Paytm Ecommerce features over 65 million products, reaching out to customers across 19,000 pin codes. The Company’s investors include Alibaba Group Holdings, Ant Financial and SAIF Partners.

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